Christmas: Uniquely Christian This year Rebecca and I will spend Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law and five children who live in Berlin. They are involved in church planting and out-reach to immigrant Muslims. The first Christmas was a family affair, though the baby was the main point! We will certainly enjoy our family, but […]
“Your drink has been paid for.” The barista spilled a bit of coffee as she explained the random act of kindness, “The car in front of you took care of your order—the driver told me to tell you Merry Christmas!” It was a small gesture, but a strangely meaningful one for me in that moment. “Wow! […]
Incarnation or Reincarnation? The “no crying” chubby little thing in the manger, captured with Hallmark brilliance, fails to express the essence of the event that took place in human history two millennia ago. That event profoundly impacts our idea of human identity, about which we hear so many theories two thousand years later. Backed by […]
Christians must realize that you cannot preach the Gospel without the first statement of the creed, as the apostle Paul shows. Christ the Savior is the Creator. Christ is “the image of the invisible God,…by [whom] all things were created,… the firstborn from the dead, [who] made peace by the blood of his cross”(Col 1:15-20). Of his world, as the angel Gabriel declared, there will be no end (Luke 1:33). May Christmas 2012 remind us of that unique birth, the proof that God, not the Mayan calendar, is in control of history.
At Christmas we celebrate a purely Two-ist joy: The Word, who exists outside and apart from creation as its Creator, took on flesh in order to save His people from their sins. But if One-ism were reality, what would we have to celebrate during this time of “Winter Holidays”?
From the Blog
Tolerance and the Church of Oneismby Joseph E Torres | November 26, 2018
Modern secularist Oneism is a church without walls. Secularism may not have a formalized creed or confession, a ritualized liturgy, or religious ceremonies, but it has an undeniably religious flavor. It reduces everything to the material and clings to this metaphysical claim with religious devotion. We must reject the lie that secularism is neutral and […]
Liberation-Not For Everybodyby Dr. Peter Jones | September 27, 2018
It is shocking to see in our Western culture a worldview that “progresses” by way of lies into moral chaos and human tragedy. Expressed with studied ambiguity, these lies anesthetize the next generation to the only true morality on which genuine human culture can survive. Journalist William Smith notes the fall-out: The present cultural conflict […]